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    Tyson Foods is recalling 36,000 pounds of its frozen white meat panko chicken nuggets.

    This step was taken after consumers reported finding soft blue pieces of rubber inside the product.

    According to an article in the Washington Post, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has classified the recall under the Class I category, meaning there’s “reasonable probability” that consumption of contaminated food will cause serious health consequences or death.

    Tyson Foods meanwhile says while the rubber was found in a “very small number” of packages, it decided to recall 36,420 pounds of product “out of an abundance of caution.”

    The company says the rubber is part of a seal on equipment used to produce the nuggets, and some pieces were accidentally mixed with the product.

    T&T’s Health Ministry is warning consumers not to purchase Tyson Chicken Nuggets with a Best Before date of November 26th 2019, a case code of 3308SDL03, and time stamp ranging from 23:00 hours to 01:59.

    It says while there have been no confirmed reports of adverse reactions due its consumption, persons are still advised not to consume this product.

    Additionally, wholesalers are advised to voluntarily recall this product with immediate effect.

    Representatives from the Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division and the Office of the Chief Public Health Inspector will conduct inspections at wholesalers, retailers and food establishments, to ensure this product is not consumed.

    Meanwhile anyone who has purchased the affected product should contact the  Chemistry, Food and Drugs Division at 800-2333 (CFDD), 623 2834, 623-5242 or via the email cfdd@health.gov.tt .

    They can also contact the office of the Chief Public Health Inspector at 645-4589 or publichealth@health.gov.tt.